After several teasers and leaked photos, TVS Motor Company has officially unveiled the Ronin in India.
- Features 200cc single-cylinder engine that makes 20hp and 19Nm.
- Equipped with Showa suspension and digital display with smartphone connectivity.
At a glance, the Ronin is a neo-retro scrambler style motorcycle thanks to the teardrop-design fuel tank and exposed bodywork. The circular LED headlight and a single-piece saddle further accentuate the retro appeal.
The Ronin also features an upright seating position to ensure better comfort for city riding.
Powering the Ronin is a 225.9cc air and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces a decent 20hp @ 7,750rpm and 19.93Nm @ 3,750rpm. In comparison, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 makes 24.5hp and 18.7Nm.
Power is delivered to the rear wheel via a 5-speed transmission with a final chain drive. TVS claimed the Ronin could reach a top speed of 120km/with the engine retuned for better mid-range and low-end torque.
While not much power is coming out of the 200cc mill, the Ronin still flaunts some fancy features, including a 41mm Showa Big Piston USD fork and gas-charged monoshock and dual-channel ABS.
It also features two riding modes, Urban and Rain, that adjust the power and traction accordingly.
Other notable features include:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- 160kg (kerb)
- 795mm seat height
- fully digital instrument display with smartphone connectivity
- low-speed assist
- silent starter
- USB charger